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Marshall Double Winner, Sets 55 Dash Record at USM Open II Meet

(L to R): Jared Marshall, Ron Helderman and Colin Jones (file photos by Jason Johns).
(L to R): Jared Marshall, Ron Helderman and Colin Jones (file photos by Jason Johns).
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            GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) won two events and set the school record in the 55-meter dash to highlight the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team's efforts at the USM Open II Meet Saturday afternoon at the Costello Sports Complex field house.  The meet was a non-team-scoring event.

            Marshall began his afternoon by winning the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.76 seconds.  He return shortly thereafter to post the quickest time in the 55-meter dash trials at 6.51 seconds.  In the dash final, Marshall posted a time of 6.43 seconds to eclipse the previous school record time of 6.48 set by Zach Miller on February 6, 2016.  Marshall's time in both events met the New England Division III Championships qualifying standard.

            Other winners on the track Saturday were rookie Tom Vesosky (Colchester, Vt.) in the 200 meters (23.51), junior Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle [Ill.] Township) in the 400 (52.12), senior Colin Jones (Scarborough, Maine) in the 600 (1:25.26) and junior Nick Harriman (Lisbon, Maine) in the mile (4:36.31).

            In addition to his win in the 400, Harms had a runner-up finish in the 200 (23.56).  Jones' time in the 600 was a personal best and met the N.E. Division III meet standard.

            The Huskies only winner in the field events was senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) who won the pole vault with a season-best height of 4.80 meters (15-9).

            Southern Maine took the top three spots in the 55 dash as senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) took second (6.67) and third (6.75) respectively.  The Huskies also swept the top three positions in the 400 with junior Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) and senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat) taking second (53.04) and third (53.25).

            Other USM competitors posting runner-up results included sophomore Josh Bloom (Bar Harbor, Maine/MDI) in the 600 (1:27.24) and rookie Jay Hasch (Boothbay, Maine/Boothbay Region) in the high jump (1.80 meters/5-10 ¾) and the triple jump (11.76 meters/38-7).

            Moody was runner-up to Marshall in the 55 hurdles (8.35), and had third-place finishes in the 55 dash (6.75) and the high jump (1.75 meters/5-8 ¾).  Sophomore Masho Gebremikael (Portland, Maine/Deering) had a third-place finish in the 1,000 meters (2:45.42).

            Southern Maine is back in action next Saturday when it travels to Brandeis University for the annual Reggie Poyau Invitational.